Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: HWSS5658C
Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4320 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Course Contact: Ms.Suzanne Dellas Fatone
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation
This unit does not apply to a role with organisationwide responsibilities for infection control policy and procedure development, implementation or monitoring
Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace infection risks, hazards and associated infection control practices
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
1. Provide information about
1.1 Explain accurately and clearly to the work group
2. Integrate infection control
2.1 Implement infection control policy and
3. Monitor infection control
3.1 Promptly investigate infection control hazardous
1.1 Explain accurately and clearly to the work group relevant information about infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice
1.2 Regularly provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to the work group
1.3 Provide opportunities for the work group to seek further information on workplace infection control issues and practices
2.1 Implement infection control policy and procedures with members of the work group
2.2 Maintain liaison with person responsible for organisation-wide infection control
2.3 Provide coaching and support as required to ensure that individuals/teams are able to implement infection control practices
2.4 Adopt work procedures to reflect appropriate infection control practice
2.5 Deal with issues raised through consultation and ensure they are resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution
2.6 Implement workplace procedures for dealing with infection control risks and hazardous events as necessary
2.7 Encourage employees to report infection risks and to improve infection control procedures
3.1 Promptly investigate infection control hazardous events to identify their cause in accordance with organisation policy and procedure
3.2 Monitor work procedures to control infection risks to ensure compliance
3.3 Regularly review and adjust work procedures to ensure improvements in infection control practice
3.4 Provide feedback to team and individuals on compliance issues, changes in work procedures and infection control outcomes
3.5 Ensure training in work procedures is provided as required to maintain infection control standards
3.6 Identify any inadequacies in work procedures and infection control measures and ensure they are corrected or reported to designated personnel
3.7 Accurately maintain records of infection control risks and incidents as required
3.8 Use aggregate infection control information reports to identify hazards, to monitor and improve risk control methods and to indicate training needs
3.9 Report and investigate potential breaches of infection control in line with organisation procedures
Details of Learning Activities
A variety of learning activites whcih can include:
- Facilitator led class room discussion using with power point presentation.
- Small group activities.
- Individual activities.
- Creating the policy document.
- Written report on implementation of policy document.
- Third Party Evidence.
As per Certificate IV in Dental Assisting timetable.
There are no prescribed texts.
Australian Standards AS/NZS 4815 (2006), Document available at http://www.standards.com.au
Australian Dental Association Vic Branch (2005) Systematic Operating Procedures A manual for infection control and operational safety for the dental practice. http://www.adavb.com.au/
Bird, D., Robinson, D. (2012) Modern Dental Assisting, 10th Ed. W.B.Saunders Company, Sydney.
National Health and Medical Research Council (2010) Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare www.nhmrc.gov.au
Zwemer, T.J. (1998) Mosby’s Dental Dictionary, Mosby Inc., Sydney
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will include demonstration of underpinning knowledge, and skills; assessment activities may include quizzes, oral presentation and written work.
Task 1; Policy document (50% weight).
Task 2; Report on workplace acitvity implementing and monitoring the policy document (50% weight).
Task 3: Thrid Party Evidence.
Element 1: Task 1; Policy document (50% weight).
Element 1 - 3: Task 2; Report on workplace acitvity implementing and monitoring the policy document (50% weight).
Element 1 - 3: Thrid Party Evidence.
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Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
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Please Note; Students may apply for Special Consideration as (per the information via the RMIT website http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved) if they believe their ability to complete Assessment for this Unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special Consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date.
The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.
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Non completion or non-submission of compulsory tasks
Failure to complete any or all of the compulsory tasks listed above will prevent the student from achieving a CA (competency achieved) result for unit HLTIN403C. This will result in the student not completing the unit successfully. “NYC” (not yet competent) will be recorded and re-enrolment will be required to continue the unit/program. Fees will be incurred.
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